Patient Toll-Free Number: 866.651.6272

HOSPITALIZATIONS Quality Improvement Activity (QIA)

Chronic kidney disease is often associated with significant and burdensome comorbidities (e.g., anemia, diabetes, cardiovascular disease). In addition to health deficits related to health conditions, there can be psychosocial issues that challenge patient health. A patient may be experiencing undiagnosed mental health issues that impact behavior and adherence to treatment and medications as well as the impact of social determinants of health (SDOH), such as an unstable support system or financial problems (e.g., access to food, shelter, transportation). The Network will work with dialysis patients, dialysis providers, and other stakeholders to reduce hospital admissions, 30-day unplanned readmissions, outpatient emergency visits, and COVID-19-related hospitalizations. 

  • Achieve a 2% decrease in hospital admissions for the Primary Diagnosis Categories*
  • Achieve a 2% decrease in hospital 30-day unplanned readmissions for the Primary Diagnosis Categories* following an admission for a diagnosis from the Primary Diagnosis Categories
  • Achieve a 2% decrease in outpatient emergency department visits for the Primary Diagnosis Categories*
  • Achieve a 25% decrease in COVID-19-related hospitalizations
      *Primary Diagnosis Categories


Recording: Bridging the Gap: Reducing Hospital Utilization QIA Kick-off call  (slide deck)


QIA Interventions 

Resources for Patients

Patients: complete this patient education request form if there is a subject you would like to receive more information on.

General:​ Diabetes: High Blood Pressure: Obesity & Nutrition:

Resources for Providers

Health Equity

Coming soon


Network 5 Contact

Katelynn Booth, MSN, RN
Phone: (804) 320-0004 x2703